Category Archives: Dominica News

Stop Victimizing Kalinago People

by Anette Sanford In his desperation to continue misleading the indigenous people of Waitikubuli, the Prime Minister has found it fitting to rush to the Kalinago Territory to do damage control after one of our young Kalinago Professionals was sacrificially placed under the political gilotin last week.  A stance only the Cabinet of the labour […]

  The Demise of Agriculture

                                    By Dr Clayton Shillingford Retired Plant Pathologist Former Director of Research, Jamaica Banana Board and Dupont Agricultural Products Development Manager   Greg Rawlins, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in the Organization of the Eastern […]

Dr Pascal and Nurse Anette Sanford thrown out of stadium.

Dr Irvin Pascal and Anette Sanford stood at the Stadium during the National Rally, 2019 in silent protest against the Dominica Labour Government. Dr Pascal’s shirt read “Independent Health Care Now” and Annette Sanford’s shirt read “Stop Victimizing Kalinago People “. They stood quietly and peacefully holding the flag .  They were  standing against the […]

Jailed Billionaire’s Helper Must Repay $1.3 Billion To Iran’s Government

  A court in Tehran has sentenced a colleague of the imprisoned Iranian billionaire to twenty years of jail and repaying $1.3 billion of what prosecutors say is government’s embezzled funds. According to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)-run news agency, Tasnim, Alireza Ziba Halat Monfared has also been “fined.” Ziba Halat Monfared, identified by the local […]

Stay Well Preparing for Prosperity

Dominica’s glory days lie ahead – and you want to be part of it! Nothing breaks my heart more than regularly bidding farewell to patriots who never lived to see the redemption of the native land. Here’s what you want I can do to change this narrative. Accidents happen. But even those can be scientifically […]

Is Quality Health Care a priority for this Labour Party Administration?

The World Health Organization defines quality of care as “the extent to which health care services provided to individuals and patient populations improve desired health outcomes. In order to achieve this, health care must be safe, effective, timely, equitable, and people-centered.” I still remember learning from in first-year medical school lectures that “quality health care […]

Who Runs Things in Dominica?

The recent “I Run Tings” (IRT) statement by Prime Minister Skerrit has set social media platforms and talk shows buzzing with stinging critiques, serious accusations and hilarious comments. The comment that amused me the most was the one that stated: “Skerrit suffering from “IRTitis”, no cause of the “IRTitis” was given neither was any treatment […]

Why I Left Dominica

I was born in Dominica, and I love the Island life. After 40 years away from home, I retired and moved back to my beautiful island with my wife. While there, one day, my wife started having severe abdominal pain, and we rushed to the Princess Margaret Hospital ( PMH) Emergency Department for treatment and […]

Are we losing our culture or national symbols?

This picture depicts a scene from Dominica during the 1700-1790 and it is credited to Agostino Brunias. Italian painter who lived in Dominica. Believed to be the ancestor of the Bruney Family in Dominica. Some argue that it is a relic of the colonial past, since it was inherited from the slave masters, they also […]

Dominica: Independence Reflection

As we reflect on the 41st anniversary of our independence let’s reflect on who we are, and how we arrived where we are today! What is Dominica, and who are Dominicans? Dominica is an English speaking in the Caribbean and part of the British Commonwealth. It is covertly known as the Nature Island of the […]